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Wool Camp Out West

Wool Camp Out West

A Wool Applique Stitching Retreat

October 16th-17th 2021



Neon Exchange

7365 Monterey St.

Gilroy, CA


This is a hand applique retreat. Bring your current project or start a new project. All stitching levels.

Saturday October 16th from 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 17th from 10am-4pm. Participants must provide proof they have had the COVID vaccine or a negative COVID test 3 days prior to retreat in order to attend at this time. 

What We’ll Provide

Beautiful facility to stitch in with space to move around.  You can check out The Neon Exchange by going to their website at www.theneonexchange.com  This retreat is limited to 25 stitchers.


A Pop-Up Shop(s)

Wool Applique how-to demos 

Friendship! Bring a friend – or make new friends

Ironing station & Cutting table 


Lunch will be provided each day along with snacks and refreshments. Dinner Saturday night will be at 5:30pm at Old City Hall Restaurant – walking distance from retreat.  Dinner will include 4 entrée choices, coffee, tea and soft drinks.  Alcoholic beverages may be purchased separately.


The Hampton Inn has kindly reserved a block rooms for us and the rate is $109/night. Use the discount code “WoolCamp” when making your reservation. 

What to Bring

A project (or 10) and your favorite stitching supplies 

Not sure how comfy the chairs are, so bring a pillow if you need it

Special food needs? There is a full-size kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. 

Favorite light if you need it.

**Due to limited space, please do not bring a sewing machine.  This is a hand stitching only event.


Registration will be open on May 1, 2021 Send an email to westcoastwool@gmail.com requesting to register. You will then get an invoice to reserve your spot.  Payment is due at the time of registration.  First come first serve.

Refund Policy

This retreat is non-refundable.  In the event you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to someone else. All transfer requests must be in writing via email at westcoastwool@gmail.com.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel the retreat 3 weeks prior to the event if there is not a minimum number of participants registered or due to circumstances beyond our control, such as government-mandated shutdowns (COVID). Refunds will be issued if cancelled for the above reasons listed under cancellation policy.

Our Neighborhood

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2021 

Below is information from the website 


We will be Celebrating Thirty Years at the Pinnacle of the Art of Quilting at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2021!  IMPORTANT NOTE: At this time, the 2021 Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF)will be held October 14-17. Under the proposed future restrictions in the state of California, this show should be green-lighted to take place onsite at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

Great shops to visit

Nimble Thimble

7455 Monterey Rd

Gilroy, CA 95020


Family Threads

107 D The Alameda

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045


Quilts & Things

16985 Monterey Rd

Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Madonna Needle Works

15790 Monterey Rd

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Gilroy Outlets are 5 minutes from the Neon Exchange. We also have some wineries – some are open on a Friday. 

Questions?  Email us at westcoastwool@gmail.com